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DOUBLE FEATURES

New York Times, Sunday, July 17, 2016

Author:
Jerry Miccolis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jerry Miccolis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQV} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Miccolis. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jerry Miccolis notes:
Talk about beginner's luck! This was the very first puzzle I ever constructed or submitted, anywhere, and I thought I'd swing for the fences and go straight for the Sunday NYT. Why not, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Congrats on the debut, Jerry! I agreed with Nancy that the basic idea — describing one movie with two others smashed together — was clever, so I went back and forth with Jerry through ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0717 ( 24,358 )
Across
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Really tiny : ATOMIC
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Deli fixture : MEATCASE
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Over yonder : AFAR
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First N.F.L. QB to pass for 5,000 yards in a season : MARINO
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Cathedral music maker : PIPEORGAN
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Best hand value in baccarat : NINE
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Double feature about the Arctic Ocean? : FROZENWATERWORLD
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Kardashian matriarch : KRIS
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"___ sow, so shall ..." : ASYE
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French for "square" : CARRE
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Museumgoer, e.g. : AESTHETE
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Upholstery problem : RIP
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Sealy rival : SERTA
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Some Korean-made TVs : LGS
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City hard hit by the Zika virus : RIO
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Didn't play in the game : SAT
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Actor who was lionized in the 1930s? : LAHR
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... about the search for extraterrestrial life? : ALIENCONTACT
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Chump change : PEANUTS
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Mustang rival : CAMARO
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Unfair treatment, with "the" : SHAFT
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... about baseball-sized hail? : TITANICSKYFALL
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First home? : UTERUS
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Like a neat freak : ANAL
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Suffix with project : ILE
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Actress Amanda of "Togetherness" : PEET
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Additional, in adspeak : XTRA
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Got room service : ORDEREDIN
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Dope : SAP
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Forget to carry the one, e.g. : ERR
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... about Lee Harvey Oswald not being the lone gunman? : BIGCONSPIRACYTHEORY
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When doubled, something to beat : TOM
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Bow : ARC
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Bandleader who popularized the conga line : DESIARNAZ
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Like much of Namibia : ARID
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"Within ___ a hell": Shak. : MEIS
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Number on un orologio : TRE
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About : ASTO
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Kitchen counters? : TIMERS
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... about attending a funeral? : SAWTHEDEPARTED
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Watchdog org., in two senses? : ASPCA
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Occupant of a 52-Across : EMBRYO
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Stein relative : TANKARD
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... about an insomniac? : ROCKYSLEEPER
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Optimistic : ROSY
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Floor : AWE
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Wide shoe spec : EEE
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U.S.N. rank : ENS
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Marked, as a ballot : XEDIN
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Cap-and-trade org. : EPA
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Basis of a political scandal, maybe : MISTRESS
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They lose their heads over time : BEERS
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Promising exchange : IDOS
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Really tiny : ITSY
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... about Pablo Escobar? : NOTORIOUSKINGPIN
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Manual component : STEP
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Longtime "All My Children" role : ERICAKANE
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Turn on : AROUSE
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___ Park (Chicago neighborhood once home to Obama) : HYDE
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Most geeky : NERDIEST
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Yak, yak, yak : NATTER
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H.I.V. research org. : AMFAR
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Foot bones : TARSI
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Only U.S. state motto in Spanish : OROYPLATA
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Hall-of-Fame slugger Johnny : MIZE
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Chemical suffix : INE
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Liszt wrote three for piano : CONCERTI
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Kind of heart valve : MITRAL
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Tool for a duel : EPEE
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___ Lingus : AER
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What may follow a breakdown : TOW
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Tourist destination SSE of Delhi : AGRA
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Amalfi Coast city : SALERNO
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Breaks up : ENDSIT
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Cross with a loop : ANKH
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Stephen King novel with a pyrokinetic character : FIRESTARTER
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Hill in Hill hearings : ANITA
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Change to all zeros, say : RESET
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First section : PARTA
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"This means ___!" : WAR
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Done for : TOAST
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Avoid : SHUN
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Canadian flag symbol : LEAF
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Fed. lending agency : GNMA
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Where your roots are : SCALP
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Kind of watch : ANALOG
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Standoffish : ICY
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Heraldic border : ORLE
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Cereal used in party mix : CHEX
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Open-house org. : PTA
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A, on the Aare : EIN
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It "never solves a problem without raising 10 more," per George Bernard Shaw : SCIENCE
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Like stuffed animals : FURRY
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Leader issuing a ukase : TSAR
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Some cameras, for short : SLRS
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Castle part : KEEP
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Pioneer Day celebrant : UTAHN
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Address of the Boss's band : ESTREET
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___ Victor : RCA
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Sides of a quadrangle, maybe : DORMS
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"___ not!" : DID
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High dudgeon : IRE
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Nasty ___ (rap nickname) : NAS
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Shade of green : PEA
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___ Johnson, former mayor of London : BORIS
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"Well, you've dazzled me!" : IMIMPRESSED
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Commend : CITE
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It has three feet : YARD
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Range that's home to the Mark Twain National Forest : OZARKS
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"Buh-bye!" : TATA
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Art ___ : DECO
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Beliefs : ISMS
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Black : SABLE
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Didn't budge : STAYEDPUT
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Thrice, in Rx's : TER
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"Huh"-inducing, say : ODD
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One going around in circles? : RACER
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Small songbird : WREN
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Sailing ropes : TYES
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Short flight : HOP
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Monet or Sartre, by birth : PARISIAN
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In due course : ANON
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Blight : EYESORE
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One of the Wayans brothers : KEENEN
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Old-fashioned stage direction : EXEUNT
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Candy man : REESE
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Electricity-eschewing group : AMISH
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Swift, in a way : WITTY
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Nickname for baseball's Dwight Gooden : DRK
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Cool : POISE
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"Roots" Emmy winner : ASNER
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Info for a dating profile : TYPE
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Ado : STIR
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Drag queen's collection : BOAS
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"___ Plenty o' Nuttin'" ("Porgy and Bess" song) : IGOT
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Condition for a neat freak, in brief : OCD
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Thor Heyerdahl craft : RAI
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1950s pol : IKE
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Body with many arms, for short : NRA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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